Damien ‘Flem’ Fleming is a former Australian cricketer who played for the national team on over 100 occasions (20 Tests and 88 ODIs) from 1994 to 2001.
He was a member of the all-conquering Australian teams led by Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting and his Test career began in spectacular style with a hat trick on debut in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
When his body held up to the demands of international cricket Flem’s looping outswing, delivered from a smooth, high action perfectly complemented the pacier Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie. He was more incisive after cutting his run-up as a result of on-going injury, and would have had another hat trick at Adelaide in 1999-2000 if Shane Warne had not dropped a straightforward slip catch.
Injuries finally took their toll and in 2003 he retired to take up a coaching role at the Cricket Academy in Adelaide. An unfailingly good humoured and affable person, Flem has made a successful transition into the media. Previously he has been a specialist commentator for both international and domestic cricket on ABC Radio as well as being a regular contributor on Melbourne’s Triple M.
More recently Flem joined 3AW where he applies his cricket expertise and all-round sports presentation skills across a variety of programs. Throughout the cricket season Flem continues to commentate on the T20 Big Bash for Network TEN and makes regular appearances on Inside Cricket and the Back Page for Fox Sports.
To prove there are no boundaries to Flem’s ability he became a best-selling author after releasing his first book ‘Bowlology’ in 2013 which is an entertaining collection of stories from Flem’s life in cricket.
Previous and On-going Roles
Commentary and Reporting